Learning From Failure Is Overrated

We hear it from our parents, mentors, and espouse it as EHS professionals.

“Learn from your mistakes.” “Failure is the way to learn.” “Find the (root) cause and prevent it.”

The problem with a focus on failure is that we subordinate success and the lessons contained within why things work.

What’s working for you now? Why is it working? What can you learn and share about what works and why?

Would you rather get advice from a success or a failure? Apple or Blackberry? Canon or Kodak? GoPro or Polaroid?

While you are succeeding, learn. So when you fail, you’ll know where (and why) it worked.


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